FDA Encourages More Participation, Diversity in Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are voluntary human research studies designed to answer specific questions about the safety and effectiveness of drugs, vaccines, devices, and other therapies—or to study new ways of using existing treatments.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is encouraging more peopleincluding members of diverse racial and ethnic groups, women, and older adultsto participate in clinical trials. Read the Consumer Update to learn why.